We believe every person has value as a member of the human family. The suffering caused by racism must end if we want to create fair and loving communities.
Installing a Black Lives Matter banner during National Moment of Silence, commemorating the shooting death of Michael Brown
We pursue racial justice in the following ways:
- Educating ourselves on racism and the role that white privilege plays in perpetuating it.
- Exploring the adoption of an 8th Principle, which would provide us a path to renew our commitment to antiracist work, to hold ourselves accountable, and to fulfill the potential of our existing principles. Unitarian Universalist congregations currently affirm and promote seven Principles, which we hold as strong values and moral guides.
- Participating in the monthly community-wide conversations of the Omaha Community Council for Racial Justice and Reconciliation. This organization has been instrumental in erecting markers at City Hall, commemorating the 1919 lynching of William Brown and the 1891 lynching of George Smith.
- Holding a workshop on inclusiveness, conducted by Inclusive Communities.
- Attending the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Unity luncheon.
- Installing a “Black Lives Matter” banner on our church building.
Supporting local organizations seeking racial justice through Share the Plate
- Black Men United of Omaha
- Multicultural Coalition of Grand Island
- Omaha Area Sanctuary Network
- Black Votes Matter Institute
- Urban League of Nebraska
- Malcolm X Foundation
- Inclusive Communities
- Centro Latino of Council Bluffs